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Thyroid Disorders


Alvin M. Matsumoto, MD

Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

University of Washington

School of Medicine
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish the presentation of thyroid disorders in older versus younger patients.
  • Interpret thyroid function testing in healthy older individuals and older patients with non-thyroidal illness.
  • Determine older patients with thyroid disorders who should be treated versus those who do not require treatment.

[From the Spring 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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